House of Lords Journal Volume 39
March 1791 11-20

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 39: March 1791 11-20', Journal of the House of Lords volume 39: 1790-1793 (1767-1830), pp. 68-80. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=116894 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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March 1791 11-20

DIE Veneris, 11o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Poulet.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Talbot.
Comes Beaulieu.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Douglas.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Lords take the Oaths.

This Day John Earl Talbot, and George Brydges Lord Rodney took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.

Mackreth against Fox et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Robert Mackreth is Appellant and James Fox Esquire and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next, and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next be put off to Wednesday next, and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Kellington Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Bishop of Bangor reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within the Lordship or Liberty of Kellington, in the West Riding of the County of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

King's Sedgmoor Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Phelips and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining and dividing a certain Moor or Tract of Waste Land called King's Sedgmoor, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Graham against Erskine:

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Graham, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Erskine of Alva is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing To-morrow; setting forth, "That the Petitioner is unwilling to give Their Lordships the Trouble of deciding the said Cause;" and therefore praying, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, the Agent for the Respondent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Erskine against Haldane:

Upon reading the Petition of James Francis Erskine Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Haldane Esquire is Respondent, which stands appointed for Hearing To-morrow; setting forth, "That the Petitioner is unwilling to give Their Lordships the Trouble of deciding the said Cause;" and therefore praying, "That he may be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, the Agent for the Respondent having signed the said Petition, as consenting thereto:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, decimum quartum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 14o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Asaphen.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Coventry.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Macclesfield.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Ailesbury.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Rivers.
Ds. Harrowby.
Ds. Loughborough.
Ds. Kenyon.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Morehead against Johnston.

The Answer of John Johnston Esquire of Alva, to the Appeal of William Morehead the Younger, Esquire, was this Day brought in.

Mackreth against Fox et al:

After hearing Counsel as well on Monday the 7th Day of this instant March as on Friday last and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of Robert Mackreth, complaining of a Decree of the Master of the Rolls, of the 19th of July 1786, and also of a Decree of the Court of Chancery, of the 11th of December 1788, affirming the said Decree made in two certain Causes, in the First of which James Fox was Plaintiff and Robert Mackreth, John Dawes, and John Baynes Garforth, were Defendants; and in the last William Morton Pitt, Henry Hoare, James Farrer, and the said James Fox, were Plaintiffs, and the said Robert Mackreth, John Dawes, John Baynes Garforth, and Oliver Farrer by supplemental Bill were Defendants; and praying, "That the said Decrees might be reversed or varied, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, should think fit; as also upon the Answer of William Morton Pitt Esquire, James Farrer, and James Fox Esquire, who have survived Henry Hoare Esquire deceased, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:"

Decrees affirmed with Costs.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the said Decrees therein complained of be and the same are hereby affirmed; and it is further ordered, That the Appellant do pay or cause to be paid to the said Respondents the Sum of two hundred Pounds for their Costs in respect of the said Appeal.

Clerks of Assize, &c. Bill.

The Lord Kenyon presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Offices of Clerks of Assize, Associates, and Clerks of Indictments."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Felony Rewards Bill.

The Lord Kenyon also presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Re wards in Cases of Felony, and to enable Persons convicted of Petty Larceny to be Witnesses."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Chalmer to enter into Recognizance on Ferrier's Appeal;

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer, of Abingdon Street Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Ilay Ferrier Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Chalmer, may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

and on Cheap's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That James Chalmer, of Abingdon Street Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Morison Cheap, Widow, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Chalmer may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Biggleswade Road Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, and the last Session of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, through Bugden and Alconbury, to the Top of Alconbury Hill, and from Bugden to Huntingdon, and from Cross Hall to Great Stoughton Common in the County of Huntingdon; and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road at or near the Ferry House in the Parish of Tempsford, to and through Little Barford, Eynesbury, and Saint Neot's, to the Turnpike Road at the End of Cross Hall Lane, and from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Eaton Soken, to the said Turnpike Road near Saint Neot's Bridge," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Tadcaster Enclosure Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosiing the Open Common Fields, Common Ings, Stinted Pasture, Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Tadcaster, in the County of York, and County of the City of York," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Dean and Chapter of Canterbury's Bill.

The Earl of Sandwich made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury and Thomas Clutton to grant Building Leases, pursuant to an Agreement entered into for that Purpose," was committed.

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum quintum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 15o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Hardwicke.
Comes Ailesbury.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Belsches against Buchanan.

The Answer of Walter Buchanan Esquire of Balfunning, to the Appeal of Robert Belsches Esquire of Greenyards, was this Day brought in.

Sir T. Dundas against Livingstone.

As was also the Answer of Colonel Adam Livingstone of Bantaskine, to the Appeal of Sir Thomas Dundas Baronet.

Davidson against Bruce.

And also the Answer of Colonel Andrew Bruce the Younger, of Stenhouse, to the Appeal of Harry Davidson, Writer to the Signet.

Cardigan Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, for repairing several Roads in the County of Cardigan, and for repairing other Roads in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

E. Warwick's Exchange Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between William Parkes and Thomas Read and Mary his Wife, and the Right Honourable George Earl Brooke, of Warwick Castle and Earl of Warwick, for the Exchange of certain Lands in the County of Warwick, and in the Borough of Warwick in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be engrossed.

Mutiny Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

East India Company Annuities Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing any Doubt respecting the Sale or Mortgage of Annuities, pursuant to an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by a Sale of Annuities, and by increasing their Capital Stock;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Trade Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Great Kineton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Shuckburgh and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land and Ground within the Manor and Parish of Great Kineton, otherwise Kington, in the County of Warwick, called Great Kineton Field;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Deretend, &c. Streets Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Shuckburgh and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, lighting, and watching, and levelling the Surfaces of the Streets and other public Places within the Hamlets of Deretend and Bordesley in the County of Warwick, and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Obstructions and Encroachments, and regulating the driving of Carts, and other Carriages used for carrying Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes therein;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Krhon's Naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. John Pitt and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing Jacob Krhon;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to Their Lordships' Amendment made thereto.

Heyman's Naturalization Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. John Pitt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Naturalizing Henry Heyman the Younger;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Kippax Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Common Arable Fields, a Common Stinted Pasture called the Town Close, and a certain Common or Waste called the Hollings, within the Manor and Township of Kippax in the West Riding of the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Stoke Ferry Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Bell in Stoke Ferry, in the County of Norfolk; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Methwold Warren House to a Place called the Devil's Ditch in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Egginton Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. John Pitt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Stinted Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands within the Manor and Parish of Egginton in the County of Derby;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Butterton Moor End Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. John Pitt and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Roads from Butterton Moor End near Oncott, in the County of Stafford, to the Three Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne in the County of Derby, and from Blackton Moor in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne near Newhaven in the County of Derby, and from Warslow to Ecton Mine in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

St. David's Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from the Town of Haverfordwest to the City of Saint Davids, and from the said City to Caerfai, in the Parish of Saint Davids in the County of Pembroke;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Fishguard Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Town of Haverfordwest, through the Town of Fishguard to the Town of Newport, in the County of Pembroke, and also from the Town of Fishguard to the City of Saint Davids in the said County of Pembroke;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bicester and Ailesbury Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bicester in the County of Oxford, to Aylesbury in the County of Bucks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bicester and Aynho Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Market Place in Bicester in the County of Oxford, to the Buckingham Turnpike Road in Aynho in the County of Northampton;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Robeston Wathan Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Robeston Wathan to Saint Clears, and other Roads therein mentioned in the Counties of Pembroke and Carmathen;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Southwark Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and for explaining, amending, and making more effectual, the Powers of Two several Acts passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for making a new Road from New Street in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned; and for keeping the same and several other Roads adjoining in Repair;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Whitchurch Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Whitchurch, in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Aldermaston Great Bridge, in the County of Berks;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ross Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and varying the Powers of an Act of the thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading into the Town of Ross, in the County of Hereford; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, certain Streets or Highways within the said Town, and also certain small Pieces of Road communicating with the Roads comprized in the said Act;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Mercers Company's Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Cawne from the Mercer's Company attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament,

"The Accounts of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London, from the 10th of October 1789 to the 10th of October 1790, directed to be laid before each House of Parliament by two Acts, one of the 21st Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, intituled, An Act for the Relief of the Annuitants of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London;" and the other of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty King George the Third, intituled, "An Act for the Relief of the Bond and other Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Mercers of the City of London."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

Ordered, That the said Accounts do lie on the Table.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit, præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, decimum sextum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 16o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Porchester.

PRAYERS.

Sir J. Riddell against Grosets.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein Sir James Riddell Baronet is Appellant, and James Groset Esquire and James Groset Junior his eldest Son are Respondents, et è contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Friday next, and that the Cause which stands for Friday next be put off to Monday next; and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

East India Company's Annuities Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for removing any Doubt respecting the Sale or Mortgage of Annuities, pursuant to an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by Sale of Annuities and by increasing their Capital Stock."

American Trade Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamenum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, decimum septimum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 17o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Norvicen. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Abercorn.
Comes Kellie.
Comes Balcarras.
Comes Glasgow.
Comes Bathurst.
Comes Uxbridge.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Grenville Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Hay.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Porchester.
Ds. Eliot.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Fife.
Ds. Verulam.

PRAYERS.

Cheap against Morehead.

The Answer of William Morehead Esquire of Herbertshire, to the Appeal of Marion Cheap and others, Representatives of the deceased James Cheap Esquire, late of Sauchie, was this Day brought in.

Ferrier against Morehead.

As was also, The Answer of William Morehead Esquire of Herbertshire, to the Appeal of Ilay Ferrier Esquire, Colonel in the late Scotch Brigade in the Service of the States of Holland.

Cottingham Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart, and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Cottingham, in the East Riding of the County of York; and for amending an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for dividing, enclosing, and draining certain Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures, in the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Day's Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Bath Estate situate in the Island of Barbadoes, and late belonging to Edward Day Esquire, deceased, together with the Stock and Effects upon or belonging to the same, in Trustees to be sold and conveyed pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose, and for applying the Money to arise by such Sale in discharging the Incumbrances thereon, and for other Purposes therein expressed," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments, being read twice by the Clerk, were agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.

Mutiny Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

East India Company's Annuities Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act removing any Doubt respecting the Sale or Mortgage of Annuities, pursuant to an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by Sale of Annuities, and by increasing their Capital Stock."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

American Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Harlow Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts of the Seventeenth Year of His late Majesty, and the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Place called Harlow Bush Common, in the Parish of Harlow, in the County of Essex, to Stump Cross, in the Parish of Great Chesterford, in the said County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Ld. President.
M. Abercorn.
E. Kellie.
E. Balcarras.
E. Glasgow.
E. Bathurst.
E. Uxbridge.
E. Strange.
E. Mount Edgcumbe & Valletort.
V. Stormont.
V. Hampden.
V. Sydney.
L. Bp. Norwich. L. Grenville.
L. Cathcart.
L. Hay.
L. Walpole.
L. Porchester.
L. Eliot.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Fife.
L. Verulam.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Clerks of Assize, &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for regulating the Offices of Clerks of Assize, Associates, and Clerks of Indictments."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Felony Rewards Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Distribution of Rewards in Cases of Felony, and to enable Persons convicted of Petty Larceny to be Witnesses."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Cazenove and Batards Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Charles Theophilus Cazenove and John Francis Batard."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety-one;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Byng's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Estates devised by the Will of the Honourable Elizabeth Byng deceased, in the County of Somerset, in Trustees to be sold, and for investing the Money arising by the Sale thereof in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the like Uses, to which the Estates so to be sold are subject;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Brand's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Trustees to cut down and sell Timber upon the Estates devised by the Will of Thomas Brand Esquire, and to invest the Monies arising therefrom in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments, to be settled to the Uses of the Will, and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

King's Sedgmoor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining and dividing a certain Moor, or Tract of Waste Land, called King's Sedgmoor, in the County of Somerset."

Great Kineton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land and Ground, within the Manor and Parish of Great Kineton otherwise Kington, in the County of Warwick, called Great Kineton Field."

Deretend, &c. Streets Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for cleansing, lighting, watching, and levelling the Sur faces of the Streets, and other public Places, within the Hamlets of Deretend and Bordesley in the County of Warwick, and for removing, and preventing Nuisances, Obstructions, and Encroachments, and regulating the driving of Carts and other Carriages, used for carrying Goods, Wares, and Merchandize therein."

Heyman's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Heyman the Younger."

Kippax Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Common Arable Fields, a Common Stinted Pasture called The Town Close, and a certain Common or Waste called The Hollings, within the Manor and Township of Kippax, in the West Riding of the County of York."

King's Consent signified to it.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty having been informed of the Contents of the last mentioned Bill, was pleased to consent (as far as His Majesty's Interest is concerned) that Their Lordships may proceed therein as they shall think fit."

Stoke Ferry Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act, of the tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads, leading from the Bell in Stoke Ferry in the County of Norfolk; and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Methwold Warren House, to a Place called the Devil's Ditch in the said County."

Egginton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Stinted Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Egginton, in the County of Derby."

Butterton Moor End Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed in the tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Roads from Butterton Moor End near Oncott in the County of Stafford, to the Three Mile Stone, in the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne in the County of Derby, and from Blackton Moor in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne near Newhaven in the County of Derby, and from Warslow to Ecton Mine in the County of Stafford."

St. David's Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Roads leading from the Town of Haverfordwest, to the City of Saint Davids, and from the said City to Caerfai, in the Parish of Saint Davids in the County of Pembroke."

Fishguard Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from the Town of Haverfordwest, through the Town of Fishguard, to the Town of Newport in the County of Pembroke; and also from the Town of Fishguard to the City of Saint Davids in the said County of Pembroke."

Bicester and Aylesbury Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act, passed in the tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bicester in the County of Oxford, to Aylesbury in the County of Bucks."

Bicester and Aynho Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Market Place in Bicester in the County of Oxford, to the Buckingham Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton."

Robeston Wathan Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Robeston Wathan to Saint Clears, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Pembroke and Carmarthen."

Southwark Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term, and for explaining, amending, and making more effectual the Powers of two several Acts passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the seventh Year of His present Majesty, for making a new Road from New Street in the Parish of Saint John, Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned; and for keeping the same and several other Roads adjoining in Repair."

Whitchurch Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term of an Act passed in the tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Whitchurch in the County of Southampton, to the Turnpike Road at Aldermaston Great Bridge, in the County of Berks."

Ross Roads Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and varying the Powers of an Act of the thirteenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening certain Roads leading into the Town of Ross in the County of Hereford, and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair certain Streets or Highways within the said Town, and also certain small Pieces of Road communicating with the Roads comprised in the said Act."

Abp. York Leave for a Bill:

After reading and considering the Report of the Judges, to whom was referred the Petition of the Most Reverend Father in God William, by Divine Providence Lord Archbishop of York; praying Leave to bring in a Private Bill, for the Purposes therein mentioned:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said Petition and Report.

Bill read.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming a certain Exchange agreed upon between His Grace the Archbishop of York, and William Markham Esquire, of certain Lands and Hereditaments of the said Archbishop called Beckey Grange, in the Parish of Abberford in the County of York, for certain Lands and Hereditaments of the said William Markham, situate at Langthorne and Crakehall, in the Parishes of Bedale and Hornby or one of them, in the said County."

Wellsbourn Mountfort Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term of an Act passed in the tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for amending the Road from Wellsbourn Mountfort to Stratford-uponAvon, in the County of Warwick."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Kellington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Meadows, Ings, Pastures, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds within the Lordship or Liberty of Kellington, in the West Riding of the County of York."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Biggleswade Road Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of two Acts of the tenth Year of His present Majesty, and the last Ses sion of Parliament, for repairing the Road from Biggleswade in the County of Bedford, through Bugden and Alconbury to the Top of Alconbury Hill, and from Bugden to Huntingdon, and from Cross Hall to Great Stoughton Common in the County of Huntingdon, and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road, at or near the Ferry House in the Parish of Tempsford, to and through Little Barford, Eynesbury, and Saint Neot's to the Turnpike Road at the End of Cross Hall Lane, and from the Turnpike Road in the Parish of Eaton Soken, to the said Turnpike Road near Saint Neot's Bridge."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Tadcaster Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Ings, Stinted Pasture, Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Tadcaster in the County of York, and County of the City of York."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cardigan Roads Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act made in the tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, for repairing several Roads in the County of Cardigan, and for repairing other Roads in the said County."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the five preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Walker and Mr. Spranger:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Dean and Chapter of Canterbury's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enabling the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, and Thomas Clutton to grant Building Leases, pursuant to an Agreement entered into for that Purpose."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

E. Warwick's Estate Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming an Agreement made between William Parkes, and Thomas Read and Mary his Wife, and the Right Honourable George Earl Brooke of Warwick Castle and Earl of Warwick, for the Exchange of certain Lands in the County of Warwick, and in the Borough of Warwick in the said County."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. with the two preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To carry down the said Bills, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Trustees of Wylde's Charity, Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Robert Potter Clerk, the present Minister, and Aldous Charles Arnold, and Philip Walker, the present Churchwardens of Lowestoft, in the County of Suffolk, Trustees for a certain Charity School, and other charitable Purposes established in Lowestoft aforesaid, in pursuance of the Will of John Wilde the Younger, late of Lowestoft aforesaid, Gentleman deceased; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Baron Hotham, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and, after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands, and whether all Parties, who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Beaumont Peerage, Committee to meet.

Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Stapleton of Carlton, in the County of York, Esquire, Claimant of the Barony of Beaumont, setting forth, "That the Petition of the Petitioner to His Majesty, claiming the Barony of Beaumont, together with His Majesty's Reference thereof, was delivered to Their Lordships on the 30th of April last, and accordingly referred to a Committee for Privileges; that the Petitioner soon afterwards having printed his Cases, the same were laid on Their Lordships' Table, and thereupon the Committee for Privileges was ordered to consider the same on Monday the 17th of May following, which Order being afterwards adjourned, was on the 18th Day of May, (owing as the Petitioner apprehends, to the approaching Conclusion of the Session,) discharged;" and therefore praying Their Lordships, "That the Committee for Privileges may be appointed to meet to consider the Claim of the Petitioner on such early Day in April next, as to Their Lordships' shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the Lords Committees for Privileges do meet to consider of the said Claim, on Thursday the 14th Day of April next; and that Notice thereof be given to His Majesty's Attorney General.

Sir T. Dundas against Campbell:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Dundas Baronet, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Campbell Esquire is Respondent, setting forth, "That the Petitioner some Time ago presented his Appeal to Their Lordships, to which no Answer has yet been put in, but he is unwilling now to give Their Lordships the Trouble of hearing the same;" and therefore praying, "That leave may be granted to the Petitioner to withdraw his said Appeal:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Dundas Baronet, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Campbell Esquire is Respondent, setting forth, "That the Petitioner some Time ago presented his Appeal to Their Lordships, to which no Answer has yet been put in, but he is unwilling now to give Their Lordships the Trouble of hearing the same;" and therefore praying, "That Leave may be granted to the Petitioner to withdraw his said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Sir T. Dundas against Livingstone:

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Dundas Baronet, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Colonel Adam Livingstone is Respondent, setting forth, "That the Petitioner some Time ago presented his Appeal to Their Lordships, to which no Answer has yet been put in, but he is unwilling now to give Their Lordships the Trouble of hearing the same;" and therefore praying, "That Leave may be granted to the Petitioner to withdraw his said Appeal:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Davidson against Bruce:

Upon reading the Petition of Harry Davidson Esquire, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which Colonel Andrew Bruce is Respondent; setting forth, "That the Petitioner some Time ago presented his Appeal to Their Lordships, to which no Answer has yet been put in, but he is unwilling now to give Their Lordships the Trouble of hearing the same;" and therefore praying, "That Leave may be granted to the Petitioner to withdraw his said Appeal:"

Appeal withdrawn.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be at Liberty to withdraw his said Appeal, as desired.

Calvart against Lefevre.

Upon reading the Petition of Isaac Lefevre Esquire, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Francis Calvart is Plaintiff:

Scrivens against Ballantyne:

And also, upon reading the Petition of William Ballantyne, Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Thomas Scrivens is Plaintiff, setting forth, "That the Plaintiffs in the said Writs of Error have not assigned Errors within the Time limited by Their Lordships' Standing Order;" and therefore praying, "That the said Writs of Error may be Nonpros'd with such Costs as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

Writs of Error Nonpros'd with Costs.

It is Ordered, That the Petitioners do forthwith enter a Non-pros on the said Writs of Error as desired, and that the Records be remitted to the Court of King's Bench, to the end Execution may be had upon the Judgements given by that Court, as if no such Writs of Error had been brought into this House; and further, that the Plaintiffs in Error do pay or cause to be paid to the Defendants in Error, the Sum of Forty Pounds for their Costs, by Reason of the Delay of the Execution of the said Judgements.

Cheaps against Morehead.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein Marion Cheap and others are Appellants, and William Morehead Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar on the first Vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Ferrier against Morehead.

The House being moved, "That a Day made be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Ilay Ferrier Esquire is Appellant, and William Morehead Esquire is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar on the first Vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Scott et al. against Graham.

The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause, wherein John Scott and others are Appellants, and James Graham is Respondent:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause by Counsel at the Bar on the first Vacant Day for Causes after those already appointed.

Seton et al. against Scott.

Upon reading the Petition of Archibald Seton Younger of Touch, and others, Appellants in a Cause depending in this House, and of Walter Scott Esquire, Respondent thereto; setting forth, "That the Appellants having presented their Appeal to Their Lordships in the last Session of Parliament, Answers were put in by the Respondent, and the Cause was set down for Hearing, but the Parties are now endeavouring to settle their Difference amicably, and are unwilling to put Their Lordships to the Trouble of hearing the said Appeal, till it is known whether their Cause of Dispute can be done away by amicable Compromise;" and therefore praying, "That Their Lordships' will be pleased to order the said Appeal to stand over to the next Session of Parliament:"

It is Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off to the next Session of Parliament, as desired.

Ballingall against Sir A. Campbell et al.:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of David Ballingall Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 2d of this instant March; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem proper; and that Sir Alexander Campbell of Ardkinlass Baronet, and others Complainers, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir Alexander Campbell, and others Complainers, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 14th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for David Ballingall Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Rutherford against Paterson:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Rutherford of Edgerston Esquire, complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 9th of this instant March; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or amended, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in Their Lordships' great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Philip Anstruther Paterson Esquire may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Philip Anstruther Paterson Esquire may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Thursday the 14th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Spottiswoode to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Spottiswoode of Sackville Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Rutherford Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Spottiswoode may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Martin against Tait et al.

Upon reading the Petition of John Martin, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Tait and others are Respondents; setting forth, "That this Cause is set down to be heard Ex-parte of the Appellant, the Respondents not having given in their Answer pursuant to the Orders of this House; That the Appellant humbly apprehends the Point on which the Determination of the Cause depends, not being involved in intricate or disputed Facts, much Time will not be taken up in arguing it, and as it appears to the Appellant that, which ever way Judgement is given, the Cause must necessarily be referred back to the Court of Session; the Appellant therefore, in order that he may have the Benefit of the ensuing Summer Session, which commences at Edinburgh on the 12th Day of May next, prays Their Lordships to order the said Cause to be heard on such Day preceding the said 12th of May, as to Their Lordships shall seem meet:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Election of Peers for Scotland, Papers respecting delivered:

The House being informed, "That Mr. Alexander Robertson, Deputy Lord Clerk Registrar of Scotland attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to an Order of the 3d Instant,

"The original Rolls of the Subscriptions to the Four several Oaths subscribed by the Peers of Scotland at the Election of Peers held on the 24th July last; and the Certificate delivered at the said Election, purporting to be the Certificate that the Earl of Dysart had taken the Oaths required by Law to qualify him to vote at the said Election."

And then he withdrew.

And the Title thereof being read by the Clerk;

Referred to Committee for Privileges.

Ordered, That the same be referred to the Committee for Privileges appointed to take into Consideration the several Petitions relative to the Return of the late Election of the Peers to serve for Scotland.

India, Papers respecting the War in, &c. Ordered.

Ordered, That the proper Officer do lay before this House "Copy of a Letter from Earl Cornwallis, dated 7th July 1789, referred to in the first Article of the Treaty with the Nizam."

No 1. Also, "Copy of Correspondence between the Rajah of Travencore and the Government of Madras, on the Subject of the said Rajah having purchased the Forts of Cranganore and Jaycottah from the Dutch, and in consequence of the subsequent Attack of Tippoo Sultan on the Lines or Territories of Travencore."

2. Also, "Copy of Correspondence between the Nabob Tippoo Sultan and the Government of Madras, on the Subject of the Rajah of Travencore's Purchase of Cranganore and Jaycottah from the Dutch, and in consequence of the subsequent Attack of Tippoo on the Lines or Territories of Travencore."

3. Also, "Information communicated by Sir Archibald Campbell to the Court of Directors relative to the Rajah of Travencore's Purchase of the Forts of Cranganore and Jaycottah from the Dutch."

4. Also, "Copies of Correspondence between the Governments of Bengal and Madras relating to the Attack of Tippoo Sultan on the Lines of Travencore."

5. Also, "Copies of Letters from the Governor General in Council of Bengal to the Presidency of Fort Saint George, dated 29th August, 9th September, and 13th of November 1789, relative to the Matter in Dispute between Tippoo Sultan and the Rajah of Travencore."

No. 1. Also, "Copy of Letters from Captain Bannerman to the Government of Madras, dated 12th and 14th May 1789:"

And also, "Of such Parts of the Correspondence between Mr. Powney, Resident at Travencore, and the Governments of Bengal and Madras, from the 14th May to the 30th December 1789, as relate to the Purchase of the Forts of Cranganore and Jaycottah from the Dutch, and to the hostile Intentions of Tippoo Sultan."

2. Also, "Copy of Letters from the Resident at Travencore to the Governor in Council at Madras, dated 17th and 28th February 1790."

4. Also, "Copy of Letters from the Governor in Council at Madras to the Governor General and Council, dated 5th August, and 13th and 19th October 1789; and Extract of a Letter from Governor Hollond to the Governor General, dated 16th August 1789."

5. Also, "Copy of the Treaties lately concluded between the East India Company and the Marattas, and between the East India Company and the Nyzam."

Also, "Copy of the Treaties which have been concluded between Tippoo Sultan and the East India Company."

And also, "Copy of the Treaties subsisting between the Company and the Rajah of Travencore."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, decimum octavum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 18o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Lauderdale.
Comes Stanhope.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Grenville, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Torphichen.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Fife.

PRAYERS.

Sir J. Riddell against Grosets.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein Sir James Riddell Baronet is Appellant, and James Groset Esquire, and James Groset Junior, are Respondents, et é contra:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday next; and that the Counsel be called in at One o'Clock; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next be put off to Wednesday next, and that the rest of the Causes on Cause Days be removed in Course.

Mutiny Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

American Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment."

East India Company's Annuities Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for removing any Doubt respecting the Sale or Mortgage of Annuities, pursuant to an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by Sale of Annuities, and by increasing their Capital Stock."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Harlow Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Seventeenth Year of His late Majesty, and the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Place called Harlow Bush Common in the Parish of Harlow in the County of Essex, to Stump Cross in the Parish of Great Chesterford in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Morehead against Johnston.

Upon reading the Petition of William Morehead Esquire, Junior, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which John Johnston Esquire is Respondent, setting forth, "That the Question at Issue by this Appeal respects the Appellant's Right to continue on the Roll of Freeholders of the County of Stirling, from which the Court of Session by their Interlocutor appealed from, have ordered his Name to be expunged: That as Their Lordships, pursuant to the Spirit and Intention of the Act of the Sixteenth of His late Majesty, have always given summary Dispatch to Questions of this Nature;" the Petitioner therefore prays, "That this Cause may be set down to be heard on Saturday the 26th Day of this instant March, or such other Day as to Their Lordships may seem proper, the Agent for the said Respondent having signed the said Petition as consenting thereto:"

It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel at the Bar, on Saturday the 26th Day of this instant March, as desired.

Marquis de Choiseul, for a Naturalization Bill:

Upon reading the Petition of Jean Baptiste Armand Marquis De Choiseul, late of the Kingdom of France, but now of Heathfield Lodge, near the Town of Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for his Naturalization:

It is Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Bill presented.

Accordingly the Lord Cathcart presented to the House a Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Jean Baptiste Armand Marquis De Choiseul."

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, decimum nonum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Sabbati, 19o Martii 1791.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Norvicen.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.

PRAYERS.

Mutiny Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative:

East India Company's Annuities Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for removing any Doubt respecting the Sale or Mortgage of Annuities, pursuant to an Act made in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act to enable the East India Company to raise Money by Sale of Annuities, and by increasing their Capital Stock."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Harlow Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts of the Seventeenth Year of His late Majesty, and the Ninth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road leading from a Place called Harlow Bush Common in the Parish of Harlow in the County of Essex, to Stump Cross in the Parish of Great Chesterford in the said County."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C., that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons by Mr. Holford and Mr. Eames:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament." intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great Britain for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninetyone."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the third Time on Monday next.

Day's Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for vesting the Bath Estate, situate in the Island of Barbadoes and late belonging to Edward Day Esquire, deceased, together with the Stock and Effects upon or belonging to the same in Trustees, to be sold and conveyed pursuant to an Agreement for that Purpose, and for applying the Money to arise by such Sale in discharging the Incumbrances thereon, and for other Purposes therein expressed."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

A Message was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by the former Messengers:

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereto.

Koithan's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Frederick Koithan."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Bangor.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Great Kineton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open and Common Field, and Commonable Land and Ground, within the Manor and Parish of Great Kineton, otherwise Kington, in the County of Warwick, called Great Kineton Field."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Kippax Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Parts of the Com mon Arable Fields, a Common Stinted Pasture called The Town Close, and a certain Common or Waste, called The Hollings, within the Manor and Township of Kippax, in the West Riding of the County of York."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

St. David's Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Bill, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Roads leading from the Town of Haverfordwest to the City of Saint David's, and from the said City to Caerfai, in the Parish of Saint David's, in the County of Pembroke."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Fishguard Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road leading from the Town of Haverfordwest through the Town of Fishguard to the Town of Newport, in the County of Pembroke; and also from the Town of Fishguard to the City of Saint David's, in the said County of Pembroke."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Deretend &c. Streets Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled. "An Act for cleansing, lighting and watching, and levelling the Surfaces of the Streets and other public Places within the Hamlets of Deretend and Bordesley in the County of Warwick; and for removing and preventing Nuisances, Obstructions and Encroachments, and regulating the Driving of Carts and other Carriages used for carrying Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes therein."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Tuesday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Heyman's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Heyman the Younger."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Stoke Ferry Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening several Roads leading from the Bell in Stoke Ferry, in the County of Norfolk, and for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Methwold Warren House to a Place called The Devil's Ditch, in the said County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Egginton Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Stinted Pastures, Commons, and Waste Lands, within the Manor and Parish of Egginton, in the County of Derby."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Butterton Moor End Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, turning, and altering the Roads from Butterton Moor End near Oncott, in the County of Stafford, to the Three Mile Stone in the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne, in the County of Derby, and from Blackton Moor, in the County of Stafford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Buxton to Ashborne near Newhaven, in the County of Derby, and from Warslow to Ecton Mine, in the County of Stafford."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Archbishop York's Exchange Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for establishing and confirming a certain Exchange agreed upon between His Grace the Archbishop of York and William Markham Esquire, of certain Lands and Hereditaments of the said Archbishop called Beckey Grange in the Parish of Abberford, in the County of York, for certain Lands and Hereditaments of the said William Markham, situate at Langthorne and Crakehall, in the Parishes of Bedale and Hornby, or one of them, in the said County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 28th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bicester and Aylesbury Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of an Act passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Bicester, in the County of Oxford, to Aylesbury in the County of Bucks."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Friday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Bicester and Aynho Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from the Market Place in Bicester, in the County of Oxford, to the Buckingham Turnpike Road in Aynho, in the County of Northampton."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Robeston Wathan Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road leading from Robeston Wathan to Saint Clears, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Pembroke and Carmarthen."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Southwark Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term and for explaining, amending, and making more effectual the Powers of two several Acts passed in the Twenty-second Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and the Seventh Year of His present Majesty, for making a new Road from New Street in the Parish of Saint John, Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned, and for keeping the same and several other Roads adjoining in Repair."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Monday the 28th Day of this instant March, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cottingham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing certain Open Fields, Lands, and Grounds, in the Parish of Cottingham, in the East Riding of the County of York, and for amending an Act passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for dividing, enclosing, and draining certain Lands, Grounds, and Common Pastures, within the said Parish."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum primum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.